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Top six players who can replace Kylian Mbappe at PSG this summer

Published at :July 12, 2023 at 10:13 PM
Modified at :July 12, 2023 at 10:13 PM
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The Parisians will look to fill the void if the French forward decides to leave

Kylian Mbappe is in the final stretch of his contract and could leave PSG this summer. A potential exit would see him depart as the club's highest scorer with 212 goals for the French champions. The Frenchman has been recently vocal about how PSG's is a division club which has caused chaos in the camp of the champions.

Players throughout the world of football will leave their clubs officially, with the June 30 contract expiry date a lot of players will look for new challenges, however finding a replacement for Kylian Mbappe is going to be a tough job.

Here, we take a look at some of the likely big names who can potentially come to PSG this summer:

6. Rayan Cherki

PSG is undergoing a revamp of its forward group. Lionel Messi has left, and there’s uncertain future of Kylian Mbappe. As a result, the capital club likely wants to secure the services of the talented 19-year-old. PSG will likely try to convince Cherki, he will get to play in the Champions League and showcase his abilities at the biggest stage. PSG will gear up for the highly talented youngster if one of their youngsters decides to leave the club.

5. Ousmane Dembele

Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move to trigger Ousmane Dembele's €50 million release clause if Mbappe leaves this summer. Dembele can be the ideal potential replacement for Mbappe, and his release clause could mean things move smoothly. The Parisian club are ready to pay his release clause. Barcelona would only receive half of that figure, with the remainder going to Dembele and his agents. A return home to France might be exactly what he could need to rejuvenate his career.

4. Rafael Leao

Rafael Leão
Rafael Leão has a short-term release clause of €175 million in his contract

The football advisor of PSG, Luis Campos, wants to reunite with Leao, having scouted him and brokered his deal to LOSC Lille during his time as the French club’s sporting director. AC Milan star Rafael Leao extended his contract until 2028, but has a short-term release clause of €175 million. PSG are aware of that, they also need to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations before spending on new signings in the summer, with their crippling wage bill proving to be an obstacle.

3. Randal Kolo Muani

Kolo Muani signed for Frankfurt last summer and enjoyed a fruitful first season at the club, having scored 23 goals and provided 17 assists in 46 games. Kolo Muani was also involved in France's World Cup campaign as they reached the final of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year. After failing to sign Victor Osimhen they have reignited their interest in the Frenchman. Manchester United and Bayern Munich are among the other clubs highly keen on securing the 24-year-old.

2. Harry Kane

Kane's future has once again become the centre of attention during this summer transfer window, though only Bayern Munich have shown interest, they have already submitted two bids. The Parisian side has now entered the race to sign the prolific 29-year-old striker from North London, somebody who has exceptional goal-scoring instincts. Manager Luis Enrique and owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi have now prioritized securing a prominent striker and are very eager to finalize a deal for Kane.

1. Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford Manchester United
Rashfordis is on the PSG's radar to replace Kylian Mbappe

Marcus Rashford is on the PSG's radar to replace Kylian Mbappe. As things stand, the France international has told the Parisians that he has no intention of extending his current contract, which will expire next summer. So, they are looking to do whatever it takes to replace Mbappe this summer. The 25-year-old is one of United's own, he came into the senior team and burst his way to the team and adapt to the Premier League. Rashford's had his first 30-goal mark last season, and he might step into shoes of Mbappe and help PSG achieve success.